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How to get company UTR number?

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) automatically allocate a UTR number to every company registered with Companies House. So, how to get your company UTR number?

Generally, after your company is successfully registered with Companies House, HMRC will send a letter with your company UTR number to your registered office address.

You need company UTR number for

You would require this UTR number every time you correspond with HMRC about your company’s tax affairs.

When you write, call or email HMRC, you must provide the number so that they can retrieve your company tax file swiftly. You also need this UTR number when completing your corporation tax return, the form CT600.

Ask for a duplicate copy from HMRC

If you did not get the letter from HMRC with your corporation tax UTR number, not to worry. You can always request a copy of it from HMRC. You can do this online.

All you would need are your company number and company name. Double-check your company name and number with Companies House before you make the request because if your information does not match HMRC records no letter would be sent out to your registered office address. If your company’s registered office address is outdated, please update it.

If everything is in order, click on the green button read to accept and send. Then sit back and wait. HMRC would send the letter to your registered office within 15 working days.

If your company already dissolved or struck off by Companies House, you must restore your company first with Companies House.

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